Being a writer is hard – difficult – a challenge– however you want to phrase the truth. But pushing beyond those challenges and doubts IS what will define us as a person and as a writer.
The pulse of dozens of characters has always throbbed within my soul. They had life experiences aching to be exposed and experienced; to teach me who I was, who I could be, and what I had to offer the world. I didn’t take the time to care about the rules, or how to portray something correctly. I saw these characters and their lives in my mind’s eye as real as if they were a memory of an actual friend or family member. How could I not write about their agonies and joys?